Post date: Feb 18, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Bulgur Pilaf

  • 6 Tablespoons trans fat-free margarine
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups bulgur wheat
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • ¼ cup baby corn, halved lengthwise
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • ⅓ cup golden raisins
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½...
Post date: Feb 12, 2015

Last month, we talked about what the patellofemoral joint (PFJ) is and where it is located (The Forgotten Joint, Part 1). This month, we will continue with how to differentiate pain from the knee area and pain from the PFJ. But first we need to understand the biomechanics of the PFJ.

Biomechanics of the PFJ
The knee cap works as a single pulley with the quadriceps and the patellar tendon being...

Post date: Feb 11, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Breakfast Quinoa

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeded
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup fresh berries
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Whisk together milk and vanilla. Pour over cooked quinoa. Top with berries, almonds, honey, and cinnamon.

Estimated nutritional information (per...

Post date: Feb 6, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Lentil Sloppy Joe

  • 1 cup dried lentils (1 pound)
  • 1 cup dried bulgur (½ pound)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  1. Cook lentils...

Post date: Feb 2, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Peanut Butter Pudding

  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter or PB2
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
  1. In a bowl, whisk the milk and creamy peanut butter until the peanut butter is broken into tiny specks.  If using PB2, combine the dry PB2 with the pudding mix.

  2. Add pudding mix to the milk and whisk until the pudding is...

Post date: Jan 27, 2015

Welcome to the end of January…the point at which a third of all resolutions are abandoned.

But why do we fail to reach the goals we set for ourselves? The reasons are varied, but typically involve setting too broad/many goals, setting unrealistic goals, no game plan, and lack of support…

When it comes to diet/fitness-related resolutions, these pitfalls are (hopefully) addressed for clients who utilize a "qualified and competent" personal trainer. Right?


Post date: Jan 27, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Taco Soup

  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14½-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (16oz) picante sauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat rotini, uncooked
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon...
Post date: Jan 9, 2015

Stay warm this Winter 2015 in these heated classes with a creative twist.

Intro to Hot Yoga
Mondays 8pm, Kristina; All levels welcomed; 1/26 – 3/16/2015
For those new to yoga or who just enjoy moving at a slower pace, this class will focus on proper alignment and breathing techniques to gently open your body to lengthen muscles, increase mobility and relieve stress.

Go With the Flow
Mondays 9am, Rotating; Beginner...

Post date: Jan 9, 2015

Dishing up the best advice and tips!

Recipe of the Week: Homemade Hummus

  • 15 ounces canned garbanzo beans, drained
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds paste (aka: tahini)
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • fresh parsley
  • whole black olives
  1. Process beans in food processor. Gradually add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth...

Post date: Jan 6, 2015

The patellofemoral joint (PFJ), or the knee cap joint, is often referred to as the "forgotten joint" of the kneeespecially as it relates to a patient's "awareness" of the joint in everyday life.

Where is it?
When we talk about “knee joint”, we refer to the femoral-tibial joint. As the name indicates, it is the joint formed by femur and tibia which are the two long bones in our thigh and leg...